MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: 75cl bottle from Twickenham Beer Fest shared with Nick and Moby. Very large pillowy head that settled quickly. Old and dusty in the nose with some citrus and spice. Rather sweet in the mouth with fairly obvious alcohol and some peppery notes. Spritzy and fairly heavily carbed in the mouth and to be honest it just about gets away with it. Bitter but creamy finish. Along the lines of 3 Monts for me. Nothing out of the ordinary but all that you want is there with knobs on. Good beer,
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Beer is cloudy, medium yellow-caramel colored with a large, frothy, off-white, diminishing but mostly lasting head.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, roasted peanuts, light caramel; Hoppy with moderate lemon zest, traces of chamomile, tarragon; Yeasty with a moderate notes of dough, light note of basement, soap; Miscellaney include light notes of white pepper, alcohol, trace of mold.<P>
The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly-to-moderately bitter with a longish, lightly acidic, lightly sweet, trace astringent, lightly warm finish.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
Ernest (6270) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Bottle (Mar 2010 bottling).
Head is initially huge, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, lemon/orange zest, mint/wintergreen/teaberry, gum.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
This sample is sweeter than my last rating in 2008, and it suffers a bit as a result. Needs more hop brightness (and preferably some cobwebby yeast presence too) in the nose, and better attenuation. Still a great beer, but less "tripely" than I would want.
thedm (4952) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that was mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated yellow-white colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was floral sweet and mild malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The flavor contained notes of crisp candy malt and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider having again.
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber with a huge white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and spice aroma. Medium body. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle foamed slightly upon opening yielding a hazy golden pour with a thin, wispy, fizzy white head and some suspended yeast. Aroma has some sweet bready Belgian biscuity malt. Body starts sweet and malty with good toasty biscuity notes and a touch of coriander. Not quite as balanced as it could be, but decent nonetheless.
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small clear head that mostly diminished, virtually no lacing, hazy, no visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. Nose was spicy, malty, surgary, citrus, and sweet. Flavor was sweet, citrus, lemony, and light spicyness. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium body.
DocLock (7919) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy medium gold to caramel pour with big, fluffy, white head that got bigger with every repour. Aroma of spicy florals, candi sugary malt, citrus, and some earthy notes. The flavor was dry and spicy, with floral, candi sugar, fruit, and finishing citrus notes. Recommended.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (GBBF 2006): Hazy dark gold with a white head. Nice deep spicy aroma. Simple biscuity malts, fresh fruit (apricots, grapes) and light allspice. Good stuff.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at GBBF 2006. Hazy gold, thick white head. Lager malt aroma to my nose. Sweetish fruit in mouth. Finish has spritzy hop. Some nice tangerine along the way.